Thursday, 28 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Today was the first day of the Creative Skills Open Studios. This is the week when artists throughout Cornwall invite people to visit their studios and see their work.
Despite not having many visitors I have had a great day! Open Studios gave me the incentive to get my workshop sorted out and ready to work in after leaving it rather messy (to say the least!) over the winter.
During the course of the day I have managed to come up with an idea for a range of cards and have started making some as well as just enjoying having a whole day in my workshop, listening to the birds in the garden and thinking of ideas for future pieces of work.
I am open again on Monday and look forward to even more creativity (and hopefully visitors!).
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Thought I would start my blog by telling you what a brilliant workshop I went to last weekend. It was organised through the Cornwall Embroiderers' Guild at Truro and run by Frances Pickering who creates the most beautiful little books.
She was extremely good at sharing her knowledge and techniques, as well as the Transfer Dyes and Brusho!
Most of her books have a theme such as flowers, hearts etc. At the start of the weekend I didn't have a theme for my book but was more interested in how to make the book. Having created the cover and painted the pages it became clear to me that my theme was going to be mermaids, something I love anyway so that wasn't a problem!
By the end of the weekend I had a book ready to fill with mermaid pictures, poems etc., which I was extremely happy with. I also have a list of ideas for future books!
Photos will follow shortly of my work and some of the members of the Guild who attended the weekend.